One-Third of Moms Have Kids Too Close Together

One-Third of Moms Have Kids Too Close Together April 16, 2015 — About one-third of American mothers have children too close together, according to a federal government study. Experts recommend mothers wait at least 18 months between pregnancies so their body can recover and improve the chances that the next child is full-term and healthy, […]

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Blood Test Could Give Early Breast Cancer Warning

Blood Test Could Give Early Breast Cancer Warning April 17, 2015 — Scientists say they’ve created a blood test that can predict whether a woman will get breast cancer several years before the disease shows up. The technique, which involves measuring compounds in the blood, is still in its early stages. But in the long […]

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Superbugs: What They Are and How You Get Them

Superbugs: What They Are and How You Get Them April 17, 2015 — Imagine being sick in the hospital with a bacterial infection and doctors can’t stop it from spreading. This so-called “superbug” scenario is not science fiction. It’s an urgent, worldwide worry that is prompting swift action. Every year, about 2 million people get […]

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Discovered Tribe’s Bacteria May Point to Our Past

Discovered Tribe’s Bacteria May Point to Our Past April 17, 2015 — A tribe of Indians found in the remote mountains of Venezuela may have a lot to teach us about the connection between gut bacteria and our health. The Yanomami Indians have nearly twice as many different kinds of bacteria living in their intestines […]

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Synthetic Pot Sends Hundreds to ERs in AL, MS

Synthetic Pot Sends Hundreds to ERs in AL, MS April 17, 2015 — In the past month, more than 300 people in Alabama and Mississippi have sought emergency care after using synthetic marijuana, according to health officials. Synthetic marijuana, also called spice, is sold illegally in convenience stores. Officials said there have been 227 spice-related […]

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E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco, Study Finds

E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While some proponents of “vaping” claim that smokers who try e-cigarettes may use them as a bridge to quitting smoking, a new study finds that the opposite may true. The study, published April 16 in the […]

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Creatine Linked to Testicular Cancer

Creatine Linked to Testicular Cancer April 16, 2015 — Men who use muscle-building supplements containing creatine or androstenedione may have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Cancer. This risk seems to rise even more among men who begin using the supplements before age […]

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Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles

Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heavy snorers and people with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop memory and thinking problems at younger ages than their well-rested peers, a new study suggests. The good news from the study is […]

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2 Diabetes Drugs Should Carry Warning: FDA Panel

2 Diabetes Drugs Should Carry Warning: FDA Panel April 15, 2015 — The diabetes drugs Onglyza and Kombiglyze should carry a new warning that they may increase the risk of heart failure and death, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel says. In a 14-1 vote Tuesday, the panel said the drugs’ prescribing labeling […]

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How Does Ketamine Work and Who Does It Help?

What Does Ketamine Do to Your Brain? If you’ve heard of ketamine, it’s probably for its history of abuse as a club drug. Or maybe you have seen headlines about its potential to help treat some of the toughest cases of depression. The drug aims straight for your brain, and that’s where both its promise […]

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